WMAR-TV: Baltimore commemorating World AIDS Day with candlelight vigils

WMAR Staff

November 30, 2015

BALTIMORE CITY - December 1 is World AIDS day, a time dedicated to raising awareness about HIV, supporting those living with it and remember those who have died.

In Baltimore City, one in 42 people are HIV positive, and that number is still growing. In 2010 B'More Aware of HIV was created to help organizations raise awareness. Tuesday local groups and agencies are commemorating World AIDS day with candlelight vigils all around the city. They will be held from 6:30pm-7:00pm at several locations:

Chase Brexton Health Care, 1111 N. Charles Street

Celebration of Community, 10 E. Mt. Vernon PLace

Institute of Human Virology-JACQUES Initiative, 725 W. Lombard Street, Courtyard

Coppin State University-College of Health Professions, 2500 W. North Ave., HHSB 125E

Notre dame of Maryland University- International Pharmaceutical Student Federation, 4701 N. Charles Street

Baltimore Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., 2501 Springhill Ave.

To kick off World AIDS day city officials will hold a press conference at Walgreens on 4 N. Howard Street at 10:30am to address the current health risk in Baltimore and how groups are working to reduce the number of HIV/AIDS cases.

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